Hands on a Hard Body: The Documentary (1997)

PG  |   |  Documentary  |  10 July 1998 (USA)
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Twenty-four contestants compete in an endurance/sleep deprivation contest in order to win a brand new Nissan Hardbody truck. The last person to remain standing with his or her hand on the ... See full summary »


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Credited cast:
Sid Allen ...
Himself (Longview Partnership)
Brent Baskin ...
Contest Judge
Greg Cox ...
Himself (contestant)
J.C. Crum ...
Himself (Jack Long Nissan)
Janis Curtis ...
Herself (contestant)
J.D. Drew ...
Himself (contestant)
Tom Felker ...
Himself (contestant)
David Grotheim ...
Contest Judge
Blake Long ...
Himself (Jack Long Nissan)
Kelli Mangrum ...
Herself (contestant)
Mike Marris ...
Himself (judge)
Raul Martinez ...
Himself (contestant)
Jan Maynard ...
Herself (marketing director / contest supervisor)
Ronald McCowan ...
Himself (contestant)
Kerri Parker ...
Herself (contestant)


Twenty-four contestants compete in an endurance/sleep deprivation contest in order to win a brand new Nissan Hardbody truck. The last person to remain standing with his or her hand on the truck wins. An absurd marketing gimmick at first glance, the contest proves to be much more... Written by Anonymous

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Rated PG for some brief language


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$90,965 (USA) (28 August 1998)


$492,876 (USA) (11 June 1999)

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Did You Know?


In 2005, the competition was halted after one of the contestants broke into a nearby Kmart, took a shotgun from the sporting goods section, and committed suicide, which occurred during one of the breaks in the contest. See more »


Himself (1992 winner: I like to get down there earlier so my odds are higher.
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Spoofed in The Safety of Objects (2001) See more »

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awesome - hysterical - hilarious!
22 February 2006 | by (South Africa) – See all my reviews

i bought this DVD on impulse based on all the ravingly positive user comments at amazon.com. ever skeptical i figured nothing could be that funny, but it was under $10 and so i thought what the hell, something with so many raves has to be at least worth a smile right? wrong!! its hysterical, rolling on the floor laughing your ass off funny. rarely have i watched something that made me laugh and laugh and laugh so hard. a whole bunch of rednecks going through some insane communal sleep deprivation exercise. and what a bunch of characters! i swear they will live with me forever. the smiley-happy black dude, his shoes and his snicker bars - just classic. it also has an ending/climax that couldn't have been better if an Oscar winning scriptwriter created it. the video quality is something awful, but in this case content rules! you really have to see this movie...really!

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